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Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., arrives at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Capitol Hill, Thursday, July 11, 2024, in Washington.

Eleven candidates running for Cantwell’s U.S. Senate seat

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., arrives at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Capitol Hill, Thursday, July 11, 2024, in Washington.

July 17, 2024, 7:49am Clark County Politics

There are 11 candidates running statewide for a seat with the U.S. Senate on the Aug. 6 primary ballot. Read story

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., asks a question during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing to examine FAA oversight of aviation on Capitol Hill Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Washington.

Maria Cantwell seeks fifth Senate term, facing GOP’s Raul Garcia and 10 other primary foes

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., asks a question during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing to examine FAA oversight of aviation on Capitol Hill Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Washington.

June 24, 2024, 8:40am Latest News

Sen. Maria Cantwell’s first term in the Senate didn’t come easy, as she defeated incumbent Republican Slade Gorton by a margin of less than 0.1% in 2000. Since then, the Democrat has cruised to re-election three times as Washington has become an ever-bluer state. Read story

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., listens during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in February.

Sen. Maria Cantwell: CHIPS and Science Act is good investment in Southwest Washington

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., listens during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in February.

March 5, 2023, 6:00am Business

Tech manufacturers across the country are rushing to apply for some of the $49 billion in funds that the Biden administration recently opened up through the 2022 CHIPS and Science Act to incentivize domestic semiconductor manufacturing and research. Companies are applying in droves, including some with heavy manufacturing ties in… Read story

From left, Shalanda Young, the first Black woman to lead the Office of Management and Budget; Senate Appropriations Committee ranking member Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine; Senate Appropriations Committee chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.; House Appropriations Committee ranking member Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn.; and House Appropriations chair Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, speak during an interview with The Associated Press at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023. It's the first time in history that the four leaders of the two congressional spending committees are women.

5 women, immense power: Can they keep U.S. from fiscal brink?

From left, Shalanda Young, the first Black woman to lead the Office of Management and Budget; Senate Appropriations Committee ranking member Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine; Senate Appropriations Committee chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.; House Appropriations Committee ranking member Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn.; and House Appropriations chair Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, speak during an interview with The Associated Press at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023. It's the first time in history that the four leaders of the two congressional spending committees are women.

January 27, 2023, 8:16am Latest News

They are now among the most powerful women in Congress. But when they were first elected in the 1990s, they were often overlooked, or even talked down to. Read story

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., emerges from a Democratic Caucus leadership meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. In the new Congress starting Jan. 3, 2023, Sen. Murray will serve as president pro tempore, replacing the retiring Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who is retiring, making her third in the order of succession for the presidency behind the vice president and speaker of the House. (AP Photo/J.

As U.S. government hits its borrowing limit, Northwest lawmakers signal high-stakes budget fight ahead

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., emerges from a Democratic Caucus leadership meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. In the new Congress starting Jan. 3, 2023, Sen. Murray will serve as president pro tempore, replacing the retiring Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who is retiring, making her third in the order of succession for the presidency behind the vice president and speaker of the House. (AP Photo/J.

January 20, 2023, 7:31am Latest News

As the U.S. government on Thursday hit its self-imposed borrowing limit, Northwest lawmakers signaled the country could be in for a long fight in Congress over raising the debt ceiling that risks economic catastrophe if the parties don’t reach a deal on federal spending. Read story